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Does Free Basics really compliment Net Neutrality?
There is a silver lining though too in that initial report by TRIA. Individual responses which were removed directly from email ids were overwhelmingly against Free Basics. If TRIA uses some common logic of rejecting common automated responses, like those sent by Facebook medium, then I think we do have something to be hopeful about.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 13 Jan 2016
Does Free Basics really compliment Net Neutrality?
@Bhaskar,
Only when we support Net Neutrality does it show that we are standing up for what we believe is right. I am not personally comfortable to have a group of bureaucrats who might not even understand what a free internet means decide the fate of internet in our country.

Your points about affordable internet and quality of the service are out of the preview of this discussion. There are many different issues but here we are focusing just on the freedom of internet.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 03 Jan 2016
Modern Combat 5: Blackout game review on Windows 10
Hi Prashanth,
Thanks for dropping by. And yes, you are right, that is why I have written more than 512MB and not equal.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 17 Aug 2015
An exhaustive comparison between Android, iOS and Windows OS
Have you actually used a Windows smartphone? I have used both Android and Windows. Windows UI is much more fluid that Android any time. I don't know about the high range smartphones but for budget ranges, i.e. below 15k, Windows in any time much better!

In terms of customization I really don't see what is the issue. Even if you are moving the files in your Android, it is still in the same SD, isn't it? Windows saves the files by default in folders. Whether you want to save it in phone or SD, it is your wish. That is what you have in Android, isn't it? Also, now you have apps for Windows which allow you to move files around like you can do in Android or you can even connect it to a PC to do so.

You have custom keyboards in Windows too and you can change the background on a Windows phone too! A little more research required from your side probably?!

One area which Windows lags is its Store, but that is obvious because it has not enough users to attract enough developers.

I notice that you have graded Google map better than Windows. Do you know with Here Maps you can download the map of a whole state on your phone and that is actually in 3D view. Google Maps has actually a very serious limitation of allowing only the holding of offline maps as a cache and not in fixed memory. Which means you will have the map details offline of only a very small area. Whereas in Lumia you can have the maps of the whole country offline at once and then never worry about data usage while using it.

Other thing I noticed while using Android was that many of its apps require internal memory even when you are installing it on SD card. This means if you are holding a budget smarphone like I had before my Lumia, I had to worry too much about memory. In Lumia, if it is going to SD then it means completely on SD! No need to worry about how many apps you have on your smartphone. Don't mind but I think this article is not actually a balanced comparison between the 3 operating systems. You haven't used all 3 of them long enough (even if you have used them at all!) to actually know which one is better in which area.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 01 Aug 2015
An exhaustive comparison between Android, iOS and Windows OS
Outside USA, Cortana is not actually its strength! On Windows phones it says that I don't support your language or region even when the language I have set is in US English.

But otherwise I actually prefer using Windows phone. I had Lumia 520 earlier, then I shifted to Android but found its UI unsatisfactory. Also, no Android seems to be an exception to the hang problem. So after around 11 months I have now finally switched back to Windows phone with Lumia 535 and I am loving it!
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 29 Jul 2015
Android and iPhone app - BAND, the Group app Review
Amit,
If I am not mistaken, Android does not allow to developers to ask for permissions individually like "Phone" or "SMS". The permissions are clubbed in form on "Network permissions", "Audio and Video permissions". So, in case the app requires even few permissions, it has to ask for much more.

Even I am not using it now but I doubt you need to worry much about it in case you use it for your own purpose.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 05 Jun 2015
Microsoft Edge browser - Tips to use and comparison with Firefox and Chrome
Hi Paresh,
Edge displays the ads normally like other browsers, however, it is the reading view where Edge removes the side bars and with that the ads too.

The ads that are vertically in alignment with the content will be shown, but those in side bar would get removed.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 05 Jun 2015
What I learned from my 10 years AdSense journey?
Hi Suresh,
Glad to see that you want to share your 10 years of experience with AdSense here but don't you think that the article is quite short for sharing 10 YEARS worth of experience?
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 01 Jan 2015
Defender 2 - Android Game Review
@Muddassir,
It will run on Android ICS. It is compatible with any smartphone running Android version 2.3.3 and above.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 31 Dec 2014
How to make money through Flipkart affiliate program?
@Shravan,
Thanks man, I have updated the amount. I have been earning from this program and yes, the payout through NEFT is Rs.1,000. However the bad thing is that they deduct TDS of 10% on NEFT payment.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 25 Nov 2014
Review of Amobee In-Text Ad program (Kontera)
Hi Tony,
Thanks for the heads up!
Regarding their payment method of Check, the checks are US bank checks which most of the Indian banks are not too keen to cash. I got a check of around $70 from Kontera but my bank Andhra Bank has refused to cash it saying that they don't have any system in place to get the check cashed.

I have informed Kontera about the problem and asked them to cancel the check but there has no been no response since 2 months now. Kontera/Amobee is just a fraud thing now at least for Indian publishers.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 21 Oct 2014
My first experience with Windows 10 Technical Preview
@Jess,
You are quite right. Linux had this functionality since a long time. However, better late than never! Windows has finally included this functionality and that is quite appreciable.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 14 Oct 2014
Risks involved in using wire transfer for AdSense
@Gaurav,
You can't change the country in the Adsense account. If you applied from a US address you are stuck. If you don't have a bank account in US there is no way to get that money. You have to get an account approved from Indian address.

Your can enter only US bank details in the payment options if your country is selected as US.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 28 Sep 2014
What I love and hate about Nokia Lumia 520- hands on review
Glenda,
Nokia Lumia 520 has a proximity sensor near the Nokia logo. So, when your are on a call and you press the phone near your face, the lights shut down. However, normally when you pull the phone away from your face the screen should appear back again.

Try using the lock button when you want to use the phone while in call. It should active your screen again. Please try that and let me know.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 28 Sep 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
It is common for some banks to take around 15-20 days for processing wire transfer, relax!
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 08 Sep 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
@Danish,
I have given a SWIFT code for SBI bank in my article, you can use that. Otherwise, you can use the SWIFT code of any of the banks you have mentioned in Bihar. Any SBI branch which will receive your payment will transfer it to your bank account by the help of the IFSC code you mention in their form.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 24 Aug 2014
How to host custom domain from Bigrock on blogger and redirect domain to www URL
Rajjaiswal,
Just click on the "Cross" option in blog address field to revert back to the blogspot address.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 24 Aug 2014
How to install Android Emulator on Windows XP
Try closing Bluestacks from Taskbar or through Task Manager, right click on Bluestacks icon and select the option to run it with Integrated Intel graphics. Also, it is preferable to run Bluestacks on Windows XP3 rather than XP2.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 16 Aug 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
Raj,
For the time being Adsense payment can be received in any account even if the payee name is different. As per your question, you will be giving a different name from your business so it should work. However, this is somthing which Adsense is expected to 'fix' and it might not be possible then to receive business payments in personal account. It will be better if you get your business registered if not already done and open a bank account in that name.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 24 Jun 2014
Top 5 Best Card and Board Games on Windows 8
Bobbie,
You will have to give me more details. What OS you are using and what is your device? I tried downloading Heart Deluxe today and found no problem in doing so.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 10 Jun 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
@Rohit,
If your account is still asking for address verification then yes, you would still have to verify it through the PIN.

It doesn't matter if your address is changed if you can or have received the PIN. You should just get it somehow otherwise you would have to upload a scanned government issued ID proof for Google Adsense to verify your address. It is a one time thing and after that no matter how many payment forms you add through EFT you won't be required to verify your address again.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 10 Jun 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
Shubham,
It is fine if you have entered the SWIFT code of a nearby UBI branch. In fact, you could have entered the SWIFT code of any UBI branch and you would have received your payment. Relax, your payment will reach you without any issue.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 10 Jun 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
@Bhakti,
Glad you found the article to be helpful.

@Swaraj,
The threshold value remains the same as before. You won't get the payment until you reach $100 or more balance.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 03 Jun 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
@Amit,
You don't need to do anything else now. If your account would be in hold it would have shown up in the home screen.
From now on Adsense will process the payment on 22nd and it would be automatically credited in your account unless of course yours is a private bank a few of which might call you before crediting the amount.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 14 May 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
Imi,
The purpose code for Adsense is P1007 which stands for "Advertising, trade fair, market research and public opinion services".

You can read more about it here Purpose code for Google AdSense and blogging income
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 08 May 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
Imi,
It is not exactly strange to be honest. People have received their payments even today and some are still waiting! Indian banking system is not streamlined for receiving wire transfer except that of SBI. If you have entered the correct details then you should wait more or you can inquire at the bank though that would not serve any purpose either because the details they need to track a payment are not given by Adsense!

Best is probably just to forget about it and be happy when you get a message from the bank that you have received it!
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 05 May 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
Prakash,
There is no problem at all. When you add a Payment method just make sure to add the payee name as you have given to your bank. Your name in your Adsense account can be different, it doesn't matter. Just make sure to have the same name when you add the Payment method as in your bank records.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 03 May 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
@Raju,
Glad to know that my article helped somebody :)
I have already received my April payment exactly 1 week back through SBI. If you have received your payment through check then you should get that last check deposited in bank and happily enjoy the direct transfer method from next time onwards.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 02 May 2014
Bank details to receive wire transfer payments from Adsense in India
@Rolex,
Banks which have a branch in Singapore will usually have less transaction charges like HDFC and Citi Bank. Both of these are cutting Rs.30 I think.
In Government sector SBI is offering the smoothest payment with Rs.56 total charges and no intervention required from your side. You see, some private banks like HDFC might call you to ask for a purpose code for the wire transfer but no Government bank is doing that.

As for Current account, that too is being done by some private banks only. Government banks are putting the money in savings account only like SBI.

The worst bank for wire transfer is Axis Bank and PNB. They are deducting Rs.500 and $12 for each transaction respectively!
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 25 Apr 2014
How to use Android apps on Windows 8, 7 or XP laptops or tablets of AMD
Meenu,
You can't do that.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 14 Mar 2014
D-Link 3G DWR-113 WiFi router review, specs and features
You can use Ethernet cable too with this to connect a device to internet. It can simultaneously connect multiple devices wirelessly or through wire.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 27 Feb 2014
Lumia Black update in Nokia Lumia 520 features and drawbacks
Hi,

How do you lock the screen in any orientation?

I too updated my 520 but it is not having an SIM application problem like yours, mine is working just fine after the update.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 12 Feb 2014
What I love and hate about Nokia Lumia 520- hands on review
Here is the link to it:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/4/8/A4885FE1-2D87-4E46-BB47-C2E109BFBB7C/WindowsPhone.exe

I have installed it in Windows 8 on my laptop, not sure whether it will be installed in XP.
The problem presently too might be your XP only. Microsoft has removed all support for it and therefore many of its latest products can't be installed on XP. I have connected my Lumia 520 with Windows 7 as well as Windows 8 and I am having no problem in browsing and transferring files to and from the PC and phone.

I hope it helps!
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 20 Jan 2014
Details about India's internet monitoring system NETRA
Those in power always have the tendency to misuse their position. Indians don't have much respect for their privacy unlike their European or American counterparts. Unrestricted use of spying mechanism is not at all good. If spying is necessary it should be done by proper mechanisms like getting a permission from a court or some other responsible body.

We have already seen how in Gujrat politicians misused official machinery to spy of an innocent girl.

If by NETRA the Indian government can monitor all forms on communication then it can be easily misused to silence its critics. Every one has in his/her life some secrets which nowadays are commonly stored online like chats and emails. This data can be misused to threaten people who voice their opinions against government. Indian public might be too late in recognizing this danger and till then quite a loss would have been done.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 12 Jan 2014
Top 10 hotel booking and comparison websites in India
Thanks for the appreciation Bhakti :)
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 26 Dec 2013
How to show AdSense Ads in the body of blogger blogs
Hmm.. this is surprising honestly. Till now blogspot bloggers used to edit the template which allow showing the ads at the end of the post or at just below the title. If you search for "how to add Adsense ads inside blogger post" you would get a lot of results. It wouldn't take Javascript earlier but now Blogspot team seems to have made changes.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 17 Dec 2013
D-Link 3G DWR-113 WiFi router review, specs and features
Eldho,
Many of the new 3G dongles they support are not actually mentioned in the list. Please try to contact their customer support so know if you dongle is actually supported or not. 90% chances are that it does support it.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 15 Dec 2013
Top 10 HD Camcorders to buy
We are preparing an article on it, will share it with you shortly.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 15 Dec 2013
How to play Facebook game Candy Crush Saga- Walkthrough and review
That would be just hacking into the game, isn't it? ;)
Share it with us if you can do it!
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 15 Dec 2013
What I love and hate about Nokia Lumia 520- hands on review
Please try using the official Windows Phone software which too supports file transfer. It should solve your problem.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 13 Dec 2013
What I love and hate about Nokia Lumia 520- hands on review
I am not sure why that is happening with you. I have transferred files previously too and just for confirmation sake tried it again by connecting my 520 with my laptop. I was able to paste a music file in both the phone and the SD card memory.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 13 Dec 2013
How to install Android Emulator on Windows XP
Are you having a stable internet connection? When you run the set up the installation is completely on the fly and if you have an unstable or slow internet connection the set up might not be downloaded properly.
You should try downloading .NET 3.5 SP using a download manager but for Bluestack installation you would require a proper net connection.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 20 Oct 2013
Review of IndiaTimes Online shopping
I would not support that view. It is important that we support small companies too and do not give way to monopoly. For small items which have less chance of turning out damaged we can go for these sites. They too have COD facility and we can check the items before giving the cash. It's just that the consumers need to become careful.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 08 Aug 2013
Review of IndiaTimes Online shopping
I am not sure what to say after all these negative comments but my personal experience has been fine with Indiatimes. I ordered 2 ,a href="/articles/Nokia-Lumia-520.apx">Nokia Lumia 520 at a price of Rs.8,850 each using a coupon code which gave us Rs.350 rebate on both.

I got the handsets within 2 days and the products are running just fine.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 08 Aug 2013
How to play Facebook game Candy Crush Saga- Walkthrough and review
@Karen

I am not sure about that. It is working fine on my Galaxy S Duos.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 05 Aug 2013
WonderFox DVD Converter Giveaway!
https://www.facebook.com/agentankit
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 25 Jul 2013
How to install Android Emulator on Windows XP
@Gesman,
The article is quite old now, Bluestacks has gone multiple upgrades and therefore might be requiring higher memory. Try extending your memory using Virtual memory and see if it runs.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 15 Jul 2013
How to play Facebook game Farm Heroes Saga- review and walkthrough
Rebecca,
Please refer to the link for the walkthrough given in the article
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 21 Jun 2013
Top 10 Best free cloud storage services for private and business photos
thanks for the suggestion! I have removed your referral link as it was not giving any increased storage though it might have given YOU the extra 5 GB ;)
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 13 Jun 2013
Top 5 Best Puzzle and Trivia Games on Windows 8
Nancy,
We would love to try out Impulsors. Give us some time to review the game. We would publish a review as well as list it here if it really deserves it to be.
Author: Ankit      Posted Date: 20 May 2013

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